Cover Photo: An image of Hannah Matthews with her hand on her belly in front of a cutting board with pears and rosemary
Photo by Will Wheeler

A Pregnancy, a Pandemic, and a Pear Tart

When I first discovered I was pregnant, we were deep into a very strange spring.

Hannah Matthews is a librarian, abortion doula, and writer based in Portland, Maine. Her work has appeared in ELLE, Esquire, McSweeney's, SELF, The Lily,  BUST, Entropy, and other publications. She tweets at @hannahmsays and cries in public places.